Falls City Middle School is a middle school located in Falls City, Nebraska. The school reports an enrollment of 180 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of B. Compared to other state schools Falls City Middle School scores are average. Statewide, Falls City Middle School is ranked 74 for middle schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on Nebraska standardized tests. For academics, Falls City Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Nebraska and received the grade of C+ for this measure.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Falls City Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of B for this measure.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. Falls City Middle School performs above average compared to other Nebraska middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.
The demographics of the student body at Falls City Middle School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
In the table below, the closest schools to Falls City Middle School are listed. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Falls City schools can be viewed on the Falls City, Nebraska schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Hiawatha Middle School||A-||A||B||B-|
|2||Sabetha Middle School||A||A||A+||A|
|3||Craig High School||N/A||N/A||A-||C|
|4||Mound City Middle School||A-||A||A||B|
|5||Fairfax High School||A||A+||B+||B-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.